Posts tagged ‘ballroom’

These are the videos from the finals of the 2010 IDSF Amateur World Standard Championships, which took place in Wetzlar, Germany on Saturday, November 27th, 2010. The videos are in German, but if you watch them enough times (like me!), then you actually start to understand most of what they’re saying!!! The first video begins […]

Anna and Giampiero, who are currently ranked #3 in the U.S.A., and just recently came in 5th in the Open Professional Standard final at Blackpool, will be coaching at SuperShag in Boston on August 13th-14th, 2010! They will be teaching private lessons all day Friday, and giving three 45-minute workshops on Saturday, from 1-4pm. Workshop […]

This is sort of a tribute to Mirko & Alessia post… For those dancers out there who have been living under a rock *wink*, Mirko & Alessia were 4-time consecutive World Ballroom Dance Champions, from 2005 to 2008, when they both retired. They have both since returned to dancing, albeit separately. Interesting aside: Mirko Gozzoli is currently dancing […]

I posted some ideas and research not too long ago about how to create a Dance Studio Apartment. I’ve recently been doing a lot more reading and research on that subject (including real-estate hunting and tax-implications), and I am hoping to be able to actually pursue that dream and create my own studio in the near […]

I made a sort of last minute decision to go compete at Manhattan, and gosh am I glad that I did! It’s late at night, and I’m exhausted, so I’ll have to save the verbose story telling for another post, but suffice to say that I feel that I learned a lot from the experience […]

Before my performance last night, Danielle Mayzes created this masterpiece atop my head…… in about 20 minutes! When I finally saw it in the mirror, I was floored! What’s more, I think she worked her wonders on two or three other dancers within about an hour! Stay tuned for more pictures (and hopefully video) yet […]

What if I could have my own dance studio apartment? I’ve had this idea before – but last night I had a very vivid dream that kick-started my imagination again. I started by doing google searches for apartments with sprung floors, with very little luck – the only one I found was an expensive hotel […]

Lyrical/Standard Fusion

May 9th, 2010

As I was writing the last post about Lyrical, I was also talking to a new friend, who also dances Standard, on Facebook. We were talking about practicing, and I was recounting one of the random ways I practice standard when I have the floor all to myself for an hour before lyrical on Fridays. […]

A couple of weeks ago, I read this paper, which talks about Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, as it relates to learning and teaching dance. Since reading that paper, I’ve been thinking a lot about Gardner’s theory, as it relates to my own study of dance. The first thing I realized, was that my primary […]

I was just browsing through some old photos on Facebook, and it just so happened that there was a photo of me competing in tango, in promenade position, where my dress is aligned towards the camera (though my partner is covering most of me!)… followed directly the next photo, which was a concept mock-up of the […]